11.27.2012

Tipsy Tuesday (#193)

One is the loneliest number...

Tip #193

but by yourself is the best way to shop!

Shopping solo is a smart approach to staying on budget. Shopping with a companion inspires us to spend more, whether it’s to out-do them or merely because having them along takes our focus off of our Christmas gift-giving budget. Instead, do your Christmas shopping alone for the same reason you go grocery shopping alone: because it gets you in and out without any “surprise” purchases.

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5 comments:

allstarme said...

I would prefer to do ALL my shopping alone unless I am buying something for one of the kids that I absolutely need them to try on.

Shawn said...

I agree 100%, I always buy more when with friends. They also say to go left first, something about retailer s putting more expensive items to the right of the store since most people go to the right first. Who knows....

Thanks for linking up with us!

Jill said...

Couldn't agree more. I prefer to shop alone, at any time! Plus, you can go at your own speed, not worry about getting separated and then having to find one another in a big crowded store, and look at the things YOU want to look at. I'm a control freak when it comes to shopping (ask my friends who have dared to tag along, they know I like to stick to my own schedule! haha!)

Connie said...

It's also less difficult to hide gifts from people when the people you are buying for are with you.

LeeLu Creations said...

Totally agree! When I put something crazy in my cart there's no one there to judge, lol.